Top 20 Key Performance Indicators

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Top 20 Key Performance Indicators
Comparisons

Top 20 key performance indicators

EES 1: Number of businesses created and sustained

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Analysis

The 2,365 new businesses under 2 years old in Wiltshire represents a survival rate of 92.7%, which is the highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours.  Although the survival rate has slightly decreased from the previous rate, this is the case nationally too.  Survival rates in Wiltshire are higher than the national survival rate of 89.6% and higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (90.93%). This data was sourced from the Business Demography 2016 Table 5.1e released November 2017.

EES 2: Number of jobs created with the involvement of the Economic Development and Planning at Wiltshire Council

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Analysis

There were 225 jobs created in the 4th quarter 2017/18, with approximately another 975 potential jobs in the pipeline. This measure only reflects new jobs created with direct Wiltshire Council involvement. A breakdown of the jobs is as follows: <5 through the Investment Service, 90 through the Wiltshire 100, 10 through the Economic Development service, <5 through the Enterprise Network and 115 through Major Projects. This data was sourced from the Economic Development and Planning Performance figures for Q4 (January-March) 2017/18.

EES 3: Average resident pay rate

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Analysis

The average resident pay rate in Wiltshire has increased significantly to £553.10, which ranks the county 64th nationally. This amount is now higher than the national average of £552.70 for the first time since 2011 and the gap between the county’s statistical neighbours pay rate of £554.60 has drastically reduced, making Wiltshire comparable. This measure includes Wiltshire residents who commute out of the county and are generally better paid. This data is sourced from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings resident analysis via NOMIS for 2017. Nomis have slightly altered the numbers for years 2014-2016 to previous reported data.

EES 4: Average workplace pay rate

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s Average workplace pay rate for 2017 is £524.40.  The gap in workplace pay between Wiltshire and its statistical neighbours (£531.10 per week) has reduced as has the gap with the national average (£552.30 per week). This measure refers to the pay rate for jobs within the county. Wiltshire has moved up the national ranking to 79th. This data is sourced from the ONS annual survey of hours and earnings – workplace analysis via NOMIS for 2017.

EES 5: Percentage of employers reporting skills gaps

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Analysis

In 2015 there were 1900 establishments (12% of all employers) that reported having skills gaps in their work force. This proportion compares well with Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (14.6%) and (National (14%). The incidence of skills gaps in Wiltshire were reported as follows: 3% of managers, 2% of professionals, 3% of administrative/clerical staff, 2% of skilled trades, 1% of caring, leisure and other services staff, 2% of sales and customers service staff, 1% machine operatives and. 3% of elementary staff. Overall that’s 4% of high-skilled jobs, 5% of middle-skilled jobs, 3% of service-intensive and 3% of labour-intensive jobs. For skills gaps, Wiltshire is ranked very well (joint 13 nationally) compared to the other 152 counties. This data was sourced from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015, table 45.

EES 6: Percentage of workless households

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Analysis

Wiltshire has seen a slight increase in the amount of workless households to 18,000 households, an increase of 2000 households representing 12.2% of all households. Wiltshire has now returned to pre-recession levels, but the introduction of Universal Credit may mean that this becomes more difficult to measure. Out of work benefit won’t exist when U.C comes in, as it will be for single people who aren’t homeowners. Wiltshire is in line with its statistical neighbours at 12.2% and lower than the national average which stands at 15.1%. This data was sourced from Workless Households for Regions across the UK, 2016, published 2017.

EES 7: Percentage of children living in poverty

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Analysis

Wiltshire (10%) compares favourably to its statistical neighbours (11.2%) and very well to the national level (16.6%), for the percentage of children living in poverty. Currently the challenge is making people aware of the benefits available to them e.g. childcare relief. For this measure, Wiltshire is ranked well nationally; 17 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from HMRC statistics Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families’ local measure 2015 published February 2018.

EES 8: Percentage of the working age population claiming at least one form of out of work benefit

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Analysis

Wiltshire is back to pre-recession levels for the amount of people claiming at least one form of out of work benefit (16,010 individuals). The main out-of-work benefits include the groups: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits. Wiltshire compares favourably with the national average (8.4%) and also better than its statistical neighbours (5.8%). Wiltshire is ranked well nationally at 24. This data was sourced from NOMIS (Key out-of-work benefits) November 2016.

EES 9: Percentage of working age population claiming JSA

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Analysis

As of November 2016 Wiltshire had 1,660 individuals claiming Job Seekers Allowance, which ranks Wiltshire highly at joint 21 nationally out of 152 counties. Wiltshire matches its statistical neighbours (0.6%), and is better than the National average (1.1%). This data was sourced from NOMIS November 2017.

EES 10: Percentage of the working age population claiming ESA

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Analysis

Wiltshire has only 11,990 individuals claiming Employment Support Allowance, which represents 4.1% of the county’s working age (16-64) population. This figure compares favourably with national levels (6.1%) and is back to pre-recession levels; it is also slightly better than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (4.5%). The amount has remained largely static, with an early intervention strategy in place to contact ESA claimants earlier. Wiltshire was one of the top ranked county’s nationally, ranking joint 25 out of 152. This data is sourced from NOMIS November 2016.

EES 11: Percentage of 16 and 17 year olds participating

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Analysis

In April 2018 88.8% of 9,910 individuals aged 16-17 (academic age) were in education, employment or training. The county has slowly increased for 7 consecutive months but remains below last year’s levels (93.5% in April 2017). This ranks Wiltshire in the bottom quartile at 126 nationally and below the national average (91.9%) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (92%). This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system April 2018.

EES 12: Percentage of Key Stage 5 entering education, employment training destination

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Analysis

In 2015/16 2,461 Key Stage 5 leavers entered education, employment or training. This remains steady against the huge increase gained in the previous year. Wiltshire has continued to close the gap and is above its statistical neighbour’s averages (90%) and the national average (89%). The individual activity not captured remains at 2% due to more robust data collection by the DfE. Wiltshire is ranked joint 4th nationally, out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from provisional destinations data published by DFE in January 2018, for mainstream schools 2013/14 cohort in 2014/15.

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Analysis

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is zero. 2017 data shows Wiltshire is below average with a score of -0.12, and slightly behind the national average (-0.03) our statistical neighbour’s average (-0.058). This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT Jan 2018. This measure will be reported on more fully on the next performance dashboard.

EES 14: Number of Supported Internship starts for 16 – 24 year olds

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Analysis

Wiltshire Council’s Supported Internships Programme commenced in September 2014. For 2017/18 there are 21 Supported Internship starts: 6 at Salisbury College, 6 at Trowbridge College, 6 at Fairfield College and 3 at Swindon College. This year Swindon College are using 3 of their 6 places.

EES 15: Number of apprenticeship starts

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Analysis

Starts for 2016/17 shows a drop of 20 apprenticeship starts to 6460 a drop of 0.3% since 15/16.   The apprenticeship levy was introduced in April, and nationally there was a drop of 3.7% on apprenticeship starts.  Due to Wiltshire’s high uptake of apprenticeships in Q3 the total figure for Wiltshire is still high in comparison.  Wiltshire remains at 22 starts per 1000 population aged 16-64 years old which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours with an average of 14.2, and well above the national average of 12.1 (Dorset is highest at 23.5).  The drop has been in the 18-24 year old group with 25+ apprenticeship starts increasing from 2740 to 2810.  This data is sourced from the FE: Data Library and County Populations sourced from Nomis. Data reported for 2017/18 Q2 August-January shows Wiltshire had 2,630 starts for this period, this is a 19.1% drop compared to the same period the previous year which had 3,250 starts.

EES 16: Percentage of residents qualified to Level 4 and above

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Analysis

Over the last year, Wiltshire has seen a slight decrease of 600 individuals qualified to level 4 or above, the county currently has 121,100 individuals qualified to this level. Wiltshire compares well with the National average (38.6%) and its statistical neighbours (39.7%). An age breakdown of who has a level 4+ qualification is as follows: 20-24 year olds (28.3% of age group) has increased by 1,200 from 5,200 to 6,400 individuals; 25-29 year olds (42.5% of age group, a decrease of 12.6 points) has decreased by 4,300 to 10,600 individuals; 30-39 year olds (49.4% of age group) has increased by 1,900 to 24,700 individuals; 40-49 year olds (47.5% of age group) decreased by 3,500 to 31,900 individuals and 50-64 year olds (45.7% of age group) increased by 3,900 to 47,300 individuals. Nationally Wiltshire is ranked 45 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from NOMIS showing December 2017’s data.

EES 17: Percentage of pupils with grade 5 or better in English or maths GCSEs

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Analysis

This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables February 2018. 43.5% of Wiltshire students achieved a strong pass of 5 or more in English and maths, which is slightly below statistical neighbours (44.22%) but above the national average (39.6%.) and above the average for nationally for state schools (42.6%). This ranks Wiltshire 62 nationally. 64.8% of Wiltshire achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is below its statistical neighbours but well above the national average.

EES 18: Percentage of people with a Level 2 with English and maths who achieved at 19 who didn’t achieve at 16

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Analysis

The gap between Wiltshire (25.9%) and its statistical neighbours (28.06%) has increased compared to the previous year, however the county is marginally above the national average (25.8%). Wiltshire is ranked 77 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

EES 19: Percentage of care leavers at age 19 – 21 in education, employment or training

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Analysis

Wiltshire had 46% (75 individuals) of its care leavers aged 19-21 in education, employment or training. This is slightly below Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (47.4%) and the national average (50%). For this measure Wiltshire is ranked 104 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT Jan 2018.

EES 20: Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was slightly lower than the year before and below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.57) and national (-0.4). The county is ranked in the bottom quartile for this performance indicator, 123 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT February 2018.

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Comparisons

EES 1: Number of businesses created and sustained

RAG Rating

Analysis

The 2,365 new businesses under 2 years old in Wiltshire represents a survival rate of 92.7%, which is the highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours.  Although the survival rate has slightly decreased from the previous rate, this is the case nationally too.  Survival rates in Wiltshire are higher than the national survival rate of 89.6% and higher than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (90.93%). This data was sourced from the Business Demography 2016 Table 5.1e released November 2017.

EES 2: Number of jobs created with the involvement of the Economic Development and Planning at Wiltshire Council

RAG Rating

Analysis

There were 225 jobs created in the 4th quarter 2017/18, with approximately another 975 potential jobs in the pipeline. This measure only reflects new jobs created with direct Wiltshire Council involvement. A breakdown of the jobs is as follows: <5 through the Investment Service, 90 through the Wiltshire 100, 10 through the Economic Development service, <5 through the Enterprise Network and 115 through Major Projects. This data was sourced from the Economic Development and Planning Performance figures for Q4 (January-March) 2017/18.

EES 3: Average resident pay rate

RAG Rating

Analysis

The average resident pay rate in Wiltshire has increased significantly to £553.10, which ranks the county 64th nationally. This amount is now higher than the national average of £552.70 for the first time since 2011 and the gap between the county’s statistical neighbours pay rate of £554.60 has drastically reduced, making Wiltshire comparable. This measure includes Wiltshire residents who commute out of the county and are generally better paid. This data is sourced from the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings resident analysis via NOMIS for 2017. Nomis have slightly altered the numbers for years 2014-2016 to previous reported data.

EES 4: Average workplace pay rate

RAG Rating

Analysis

Wiltshire’s Average workplace pay rate for 2017 is £524.40.  The gap in workplace pay between Wiltshire and its statistical neighbours (£531.10 per week) has reduced as has the gap with the national average (£552.30 per week). This measure refers to the pay rate for jobs within the county. Wiltshire has moved up the national ranking to 79th. This data is sourced from the ONS annual survey of hours and earnings – workplace analysis via NOMIS for 2017.

EES 5: Percentage of employers reporting skills gaps

RAG Rating

Analysis

In 2015 there were 1900 establishments (12% of all employers) that reported having skills gaps in their work force. This proportion compares well with Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (14.6%) and (National (14%). The incidence of skills gaps in Wiltshire were reported as follows: 3% of managers, 2% of professionals, 3% of administrative/clerical staff, 2% of skilled trades, 1% of caring, leisure and other services staff, 2% of sales and customers service staff, 1% machine operatives and. 3% of elementary staff. Overall that’s 4% of high-skilled jobs, 5% of middle-skilled jobs, 3% of service-intensive and 3% of labour-intensive jobs. For skills gaps, Wiltshire is ranked very well (joint 13 nationally) compared to the other 152 counties. This data was sourced from the UKCES Employer Skills Survey 2015, table 45.

EES 6: Percentage of workless households

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Analysis

Wiltshire has seen a slight increase in the amount of workless households to 18,000 households, an increase of 2000 households representing 12.2% of all households. Wiltshire has now returned to pre-recession levels, but the introduction of Universal Credit may mean that this becomes more difficult to measure. Out of work benefit won’t exist when U.C comes in, as it will be for single people who aren’t homeowners. Wiltshire is in line with its statistical neighbours at 12.2% and lower than the national average which stands at 15.1%. This data was sourced from Workless Households for Regions across the UK, 2016, published 2017.

EES 7: Percentage of children living in poverty

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Analysis

Wiltshire (10%) compares favourably to its statistical neighbours (11.2%) and very well to the national level (16.6%), for the percentage of children living in poverty. Currently the challenge is making people aware of the benefits available to them e.g. childcare relief. For this measure, Wiltshire is ranked well nationally; 17 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from HMRC statistics Personal tax credits: Children in low-income families’ local measure 2015 published February 2018.

EES 8: Percentage of the working age population claiming at least one form of out of work benefit

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Analysis

Wiltshire is back to pre-recession levels for the amount of people claiming at least one form of out of work benefit (16,010 individuals). The main out-of-work benefits include the groups: job seekers, ESA and incapacity benefits, lone parents and others on income related benefits. Wiltshire compares favourably with the national average (8.4%) and also better than its statistical neighbours (5.8%). Wiltshire is ranked well nationally at 24. This data was sourced from NOMIS (Key out-of-work benefits) November 2016.

EES 9: Percentage of working age population claiming JSA

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Analysis

As of November 2016 Wiltshire had 1,660 individuals claiming Job Seekers Allowance, which ranks Wiltshire highly at joint 21 nationally out of 152 counties. Wiltshire matches its statistical neighbours (0.6%), and is better than the National average (1.1%). This data was sourced from NOMIS November 2017.

EES 10: Percentage of the working age population claiming ESA

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Analysis

Wiltshire has only 11,990 individuals claiming Employment Support Allowance, which represents 4.1% of the county’s working age (16-64) population. This figure compares favourably with national levels (6.1%) and is back to pre-recession levels; it is also slightly better than Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (4.5%). The amount has remained largely static, with an early intervention strategy in place to contact ESA claimants earlier. Wiltshire was one of the top ranked county’s nationally, ranking joint 25 out of 152. This data is sourced from NOMIS November 2016.

EES 11: Percentage of 16 and 17 year olds participating

RAG Rating

Analysis

In April 2018 88.8% of 9,910 individuals aged 16-17 (academic age) were in education, employment or training. The county has slowly increased for 7 consecutive months but remains below last year’s levels (93.5% in April 2017). This ranks Wiltshire in the bottom quartile at 126 nationally and below the national average (91.9%) and Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (92%). This data was sourced from the national client caseload information system April 2018.

EES 12: Percentage of Key Stage 5 entering education, employment training destination

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Analysis

In 2015/16 2,461 Key Stage 5 leavers entered education, employment or training. This remains steady against the huge increase gained in the previous year. Wiltshire has continued to close the gap and is above its statistical neighbour’s averages (90%) and the national average (89%). The individual activity not captured remains at 2% due to more robust data collection by the DfE. Wiltshire is ranked joint 4th nationally, out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from provisional destinations data published by DFE in January 2018, for mainstream schools 2013/14 cohort in 2014/15.

EES 13: Progress 8 score

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Analysis

Progress 8 aims to capture the progress a pupil makes from the end of key stage 2 to the end of key stage 4. It compares pupils’ achievement – their Attainment 8 score – with the average Attainment 8 score of all pupils nationally who had a similar starting point (or ‘prior attainment’), calculated using assessment results from the end of primary school. Progress 8 is a relative measure, therefore the national average Progress 8 score for mainstream schools is zero. 2017 data shows Wiltshire is below average with a score of -0.12, and slightly behind the national average (-0.03) our statistical neighbour’s average (-0.058). This data was sourced from the school performance tables and LAIT Jan 2018. This measure will be reported on more fully on the next performance dashboard.

EES 14: Number of Supported Internship starts for 16 – 24 year olds

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Analysis

Wiltshire Council’s Supported Internships Programme commenced in September 2014. For 2017/18 there are 21 Supported Internship starts: 6 at Salisbury College, 6 at Trowbridge College, 6 at Fairfield College and 3 at Swindon College. This year Swindon College are using 3 of their 6 places.

EES 15: Number of apprenticeship starts

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Analysis

Starts for 2016/17 shows a drop of 20 apprenticeship starts to 6460 a drop of 0.3% since 15/16.   The apprenticeship levy was introduced in April, and nationally there was a drop of 3.7% on apprenticeship starts.  Due to Wiltshire’s high uptake of apprenticeships in Q3 the total figure for Wiltshire is still high in comparison.  Wiltshire remains at 22 starts per 1000 population aged 16-64 years old which is the second highest compared to Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours with an average of 14.2, and well above the national average of 12.1 (Dorset is highest at 23.5).  The drop has been in the 18-24 year old group with 25+ apprenticeship starts increasing from 2740 to 2810.  This data is sourced from the FE: Data Library and County Populations sourced from Nomis. Data reported for 2017/18 Q2 August-January shows Wiltshire had 2,630 starts for this period, this is a 19.1% drop compared to the same period the previous year which had 3,250 starts.

EES 16: Percentage of residents qualified to Level 4 and above

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Analysis

Over the last year, Wiltshire has seen a slight decrease of 600 individuals qualified to level 4 or above, the county currently has 121,100 individuals qualified to this level. Wiltshire compares well with the National average (38.6%) and its statistical neighbours (39.7%). An age breakdown of who has a level 4+ qualification is as follows: 20-24 year olds (28.3% of age group) has increased by 1,200 from 5,200 to 6,400 individuals; 25-29 year olds (42.5% of age group, a decrease of 12.6 points) has decreased by 4,300 to 10,600 individuals; 30-39 year olds (49.4% of age group) has increased by 1,900 to 24,700 individuals; 40-49 year olds (47.5% of age group) decreased by 3,500 to 31,900 individuals and 50-64 year olds (45.7% of age group) increased by 3,900 to 47,300 individuals. Nationally Wiltshire is ranked 45 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from NOMIS showing December 2017’s data.

EES 17: Percentage of pupils with grade 5 or above in English and maths GCSEs

RAG Rating

Analysis

This data was sourced from LAIT and school performance tables February 2018. 43.5% of Wiltshire students achieved a strong pass of 5 or more in English and maths, which is slightly below statistical neighbours (44.22%) but above the national average (39.6%.) and above the average for nationally for state schools (42.6%). This ranks Wiltshire 62 nationally. 64.8% of Wiltshire achieved a pass of 4 or more in English and maths, this is below its statistical neighbours but well above the national average.

EES 18: Percentage of people with a Level 2 with English and maths who achieved at 19 who didn’t achieve at 16

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Analysis

The gap between Wiltshire (25.9%) and its statistical neighbours (28.06%) has increased compared to the previous year, however the county is marginally above the national average (25.8%). Wiltshire is ranked 77 out of 152 counties for this measure. This data is sourced from the LAIT June 2018 showing May 2018’s data for people aged 19 in 2017.

EES 19: Percentage of care leavers at age 19 – 21 in education, employment or training

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Analysis

Wiltshire had 46% (75 individuals) of its care leavers aged 19-21 in education, employment or training. This is slightly below Wiltshire’s statistical neighbours (47.4%) and the national average (50%). For this measure Wiltshire is ranked 104 nationally out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT Jan 2018.

EES 20: Progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils

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Analysis

Wiltshire’s progress 8 score for disadvantaged pupils was slightly lower than the year before and below the average score of 0. However, Wiltshire’s score is similar to the landscape nationally, it is slightly below its statistical neighbours (-0.57) and national (-0.4). The county is ranked in the bottom quartile for this performance indicator, 123 out of 152 counties. This data was sourced from the LAIT February 2018.

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